Construction on the new Northwestern University biomedical research center in Streeterville is about to kick into full gear. The institution officially broke ground on the massive project in May, but Northwestern has just recently been issued a permit to begin building the foundation for the 14-story tower designed by Perkins+Will that will replace the Brutalist-era Prentice Women's Hospital. According to the permit, the job will cost somewhere in the ballpark of $15 million, but more permits will come as the foundation and basements are built out. Officially dubbed the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, the facility will be dedicated to research of study of heart disease, cancer and genetics. Keep your eyes peeled for heavy equipment and construction crews as this new glassy tower begins to rise over Northwestern's Streeterville campus.
·Building permit [Chicago Cityscape]
·Northwestern Ready to Break Ground on New Research Center [Curbed Chicago]
·Northwestern to Break Ground on New Research Center in 2015 [Curbed Chicago]
·All previous Northwestern coverage [Curbed Chicago]